KAHRAMAA inks contracts worth QR 7.7 billion

Posted on 26th May 2014

The Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) signed a slew of Electricity networks expansion projects contracts with a number of local and International companies for Phase 11- Qatar Power Transmission System Expansion Plan.

The contracts were signed today by the Minister of Energy and Industry HE Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada with representatives of each company which have been selected to carry out these projects amidst the presence of KAHRAMAA’ President, HE Eng. Essa Bin Hilal Al- Kuwari, directors, managers and top officials of involved companies at Four Seasons Hotel.
The upcoming projects involve contractors and consultants for T & D infrastructure development to implement through appropriate  international and local private EPC participation. The EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contracts for Phase 11 are for the supply and commissioning of transmission lines and substations along with dismantling of few OHLs.
The contractors who signed the contracts with KAHRAMAA are Elsewedy Cables, Gulfar Al Misnad, LS Cable, NCC, PRYSMIAN POWERLINK, Siemens AG & Siemens WLL consortium, ETA Star International, ABB LLC, Taihan Electric wire, Energoprojeck Entel, Larsen& Toubro, Mott MacDonald and Alstom. Besides, KAHRAMAA also signed a contract with Qatar International Cable Co (QICC) at the ceremony. The Two years call off agreement is for the supply of cables (LV & MV). The contract signed between Qatar International Cable Co. and KAHRAMAA is for the stage 2 of the Phase 11 expansion and development program of Qatar’s electricity network.
Apart from the above, KAHRAMAA also entered into agreement for consultancy services for stage 1 of Phase 11 include EDF and ALSTOM GRID SAS while consultancy services for the second stage of the Phase 11 are yet to be awarded.
All the projects falling under this phase are vital and important for the country as it includes construction of sub-stations, laying of High Voltage cables and dismantling of few Over Head Lines (OHLs) at major infrastructure-oriented projects of the country across the capital city and suburbs such as New Doha Ports, Doha Rail and Metro projects and Qatar Ports, Doha Rail and Metro projects and Qatar 2022 projects among others.
The contracts of 1st stage of phase 11 will facilitate commissioning of total of 32 substations comprising 26 Main substations and 6 Framework substations. Apart from it, total 948.6km main and framework cables will be laid and 43km of OHLs will be dismantled.

Speaking at the occasion, the Minister of Energy and Industry, HE Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada said that the signing of such vital contracts aim at keeping pace with the rapid development in the state and to meet the growing needs and demands of electricity.

The Minister called on companies to be an active partner in achieving the progress the state is now witnessing , emphasizing the importance of cooperation and to work hard for the implementation of these contracts. He urged all the firms to redouble their efforts to achieve the Qatar National Vision 2030 each in their respective fields and specialization.
KAHRAMAA has spent more than QR60bn in the last five years on development projects and expansion of electricity and water networks. The development of infrastructure for electricity networks  is one of the important matters which is needed for keeping up pace with development plans in the country, he added. The signed projects aim to raise the efficiency of the electricity network facilitating all sectors, he added.
Speaking on the sidelines of the event, KAHRAMAA’s President HE Eng. Essa bin Hilal Al Kuwari said that the signing of contracts is in line with KAHRAMAA’s mission and objectives to provide high quality electricity and water services in the state and in line with the company’s sustainable development’s commitment towards Qatar National Vision 2030 and National Development Strategy 2011-2016 to keep pace with economic and urban development, investment in human capital, environmental protection and the preservation of national wealth for future generations.
Signing of these contracts is meant to meet KAHRAMAA increasing need for power cables ensued due to the rapid urban boom Qatar currently witnesses. It comes in line with Qatar National Vision 2030 to support the basic infrastructure project for the achievement of the comprehensive and sustainable development, he further added.
The expansion plan is devised to meet the growing demand for electricity in Qatar, as the country continues to witness tremendous development and urbanization.  The utility provider’s expansion project aims to ensure stable power supply to all sectors including households, business centers, shopping malls, hospitals and schools throughout the capital city Doha and its suburbs.
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